Please see following list of open positions for scouts. Open Positions
May 20th Court of Honor Scoutmaster: John Forster
Chartered/Serving St. Jerome Parish
Please plan on attending the Spring Court of Honor. We will be in the cafeteria/social hall.
Uniform is full Class A. Get those Rank badges and Patrol patches sewn on!!
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Potluck dinner starts at 6:30 pm.
Last name A through N, please bring meat dish to serve 10.
Last name P through Z, please bring side dish or dessert to serve 10.
Troop will have plates, napkins and plasticware. BYO drinks.
Court of Honor will formally start at 7:15 pm.
At the Committee Meeting on Monday, we discussed the Troop’s ongoing needs of plastic, paper, and Styrofoam cups, paper plates, aluminum foil, paper towels, napkins and toilet paper for use at our Court of Honors, Geronimo summer camp, and other camping trips.
We all agreed that having families donate the items would be a great way to minimize the financial burden to the Troop.
To encourage participation, Lora Gerske will graciously donate a $20 Target gift card for a drawing to be held at the Court of Honor. To be eligible, bring a package of the needed item either Friday night prior to departing for the trip or Monday night prior to the Court of Honor. In so doing, you will earn one entry for each item donated.
Remember, the goal is to collect packages of items. Please inform a Committee Member when dropping things off. To avoid complications, the Committee shall have the last say on how entries are earned.
Let’s have fun with this.
What: Building a coyote house for the Southwest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
When: April 13, 2013 and April 27, 2013 from 9:30 to 11:30.
Where: My house 10410 N 58th AVE
Wear grubby clothing because we will be staining and closed toe shoes.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided
To begin, THIS MONDAY NIGHT @ 6pm is the Troop Patrol's Leader meeting at the Hall @ St. Jerome's. Ask your boy, if he has a position of leadership and if he does, then he needs to be there. The usual troop meeting follows @ 7pm. At this Monday night's meeting Al Smolko will be assisting 6-7 new potential Webelos and Their Parents. Scouts please make a very sincere welcome to these boys.
THIS SATURDAY Feb. 23rd is the SCOUT O RAMA @ the Cardinal's Stadium. This is a closer location then Tempe and it is expected to the best one yet! Our Troop has an obstacle course booth which we will need to set-up, man and take down. This will be fun! We need you to sign up to work @ our booth. Sign up sheet will be available at Monday nights meeting. PLEASE COME PREPARED TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR SHIFT. Shifts are: 8:30-10:30 am, 10:30am- 1pm, 1-3:30pm, or 3:30-5:30pm.
On SUNDAY Feb. 24th, Matthew Slobodniak's Eagle project will begin at 10 am at Moon Valley High School. Please come in grubby clothes and park on the East Side parking lot.
Our TROOP FUNDS ARE DEPLETED and our boys need an opportunity to raise personal funds for their own scouting expenses.
We have 2 opportunities to help with this:
1) Our Lenten Pizza Night Fundraiser is Friday March 1st @ St.Jerome's Hall from 5-7pm we will serve. We need all scouts and as many parents to be there from 4-7:30pm. All boys will earn a ratio of the profits based upon their participation at the event. We expect all scouts to be there the entire time. All scouts who bring baked goods enough for 12 people (ie. 1 cake or 12 cookies or 12 cupcakes) will also earn 1 credit for each such serving for 12. We will be serving 2 slices of Pizza, salad and a drink for $5 each or $20 for a family of 5. Please tell all friends and family, all are welcome to help support the troop. The Bake goods will be sold separately.
2) Our Annual Rummage Sale is on Sat. March 23rd from 6am - 1pm in the front parking lot @ St. Jerome's church. We will be accepting donations from 6-9pm at the front parking lot on Friday Mar. 22nd and on Sat. am.
What we need from you? Get the word out to family and friends via Facebook, e-mail, calls, etc. Encourage other's to both donate items and/ or to come and shop the rummage sale. We also need as many boys as possible to come Friday night Mar.22nd by 5:45pm and stay overnight @ St. Jerome's and assist until 1pm on Sat. Mar.23rd. The boys and parents will be manning the rummage sale and completing the Palm Stripping for St. Jerome's.
Lastly, The Troop is wanting to plan a campout on Mar. 15-17 to go have fun in Tucson!!! WE NEED TO KNOW THIS MONDAY IF YOU AND/OR YOUR SCOUT PLAN TO ATTEND by signing up this Monday night. We always have a great time around Tucson. The March weather should be perfect.
This next month is busy with Service, fundraising and fun... Let's do all in our power to participate in it all as the gain is ours to have.
A Scout is reverent.
Scout Sunday is February 3rd this year. There are several opportunities for Troop 105 to participate. Wear your Class A uniform and go to your typical church service.
St. Jerome's parish would love to have you attend one of their services on Sunday.
St. Helen's parish (55th Ave and Cholla) has invited us to the 9:00 am Mass where the Pack 262 Cub Scouts will be presenting three cubs with their religious emblems. There will be Cubs and Boy Scouts from 262 attending and several of our boys (T105) are members of the parish and probably will be attending.
Please contact Mr. Smolko should you have any questions about Scout Sunday.
Dear Friends of Scouting,
Virtually every day we read about unthinkable violence in communities throughout our nation.
How can we prevent so many of our youth from living a life where right is wrong and wrong is right?
Instill the values taught in the Boy Scouts of America, that’s how!
If you’re like me, it absolutely breaks your heart to see young people who don’t have the upbringing to make the right decisions. Sadly, we see more and more wrong decisions being made in the country we so dearly love.
As a supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, you share with me an unwavering belief that our young people are our future – the foundation upon which our nation stands – the way to rebuild America.
Now is a critical time to further commit ourselves to strengthening this foundation for our children, ourselves and our nation.
There are no easy answers or quick fixes, but this I know for certain: For over 100 years Scouting has given youth the values, character, confidence, courage and strength to make smart decisions and stand up for what is right, even if it means going against their peers.
I look at the accomplishments of Grand Canyon Council Scouts as proof that our character-building programs work.
- Isaac, member of Troop 168, who saved his mother’s life by using the Heimlich
Maneuver, a skill he learned only a week prior in his troop meeting
- Scouts Warren, Jayden, Kyle, and Dylan, who rescued their friend and fellow Scout David from drowning; using CPR that Warren had just brushed up on in preparation for training other Scouts.
- Adam and his Troop created a walking path for Natalie's House, a West Valley safe house for girls rescued from sexual exploitation and abuse.
These young people will grow up to become cornerstones of our country’s foundation, making contributions as teachers, coaches, businessmen, firemen, policemen, soldiers, husbands and fathers.
Throughout our service areas, these boys are busy repairing our neighborhoods… repairing our communities… and strengthening our faith in America – one good deed at a time.
Are you ready to join them?
Your donation will continue the work of Scouting to give young people a foundation for the future. Your generosity helps the Grand Canyon Council to serve more than 48,000 young people through Scouting's time tested Character Development programs. If you have not contributed to our Friends of Scouting effort this year, visit our online giving site: www.grandcanyonbsa.org/donate to support our efforts.
Please know that your continued support will be a gift that will last a local child a lifetime.
Larry C. Abbott
P.S. America is depending on your continued commitment. Through your generosity young people will receive the solid foundation they need to make the right decisions, for the benefit of us all.
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The following are the rules for the Oak Hill Snow Play Area. They are good guideline to follow wherever we play in the snow.
FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL, ONLY INNER TUBES OF FLEXIBLE MATERIAL ARE ALLOWED.
METAL, WOOD, OR HARD PLASTIC SLEDS OR DEVICES ARE PROHIBITED